The Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers his closing in on his second major signing of the January transfer window after the club reportedly agreed a fee with the Italian club Inter Milan over the sale of the Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the best young prospects in world football, but he has found first team opportunities limited at the Italian club. He spent the last season on loan at the Spanish club Espanyol, but it has failed to make him be one of the first choice players in the eyes of the manager Andrea Stramaccioni.



After suffering a dip in form in the last few weeks, the Inter Milan manager Andrea Stramaccioni has blamed the huge number of injuries that his team have suffered during this period.

Inter Milan looked like being the only team capable of challenging Juventus for the title this season, as they made a remarkable recovery from the problems they faced in the last few seasons. Since winning the treble in 2010, Inter Milan have been in a major transitional phase. Despite this, Stramaccioni has been able to get them back up the table once again.



The Inter Milan manager Andrea Stramaccioni has said that he hopes that the situation surrounding the midfielder Wesley Sneijder is resolved as soon as possible. The Dutch midfielder said just ahead of the match with Parma that he is fully fit to take part in the match.

Upcoming games


Football is something of a big deal to the Italians, with them being passionate people normally when you add their favourite sport into the mix emotions can run high. The Italian Serie A league is well known for having some of the best teams in the world participate within it. Because of the massive amounts of competition a lot of people around the world also enjoy watching Italian football as well as football from their own country.



Inter Milan has defeated Neftchi Baku PFC in a Group H match of the UEFA Europa League played at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium on Thursday. Milan won the match with ease by a profound margin of 3-1. This was the first victory for Milan in the ongoing Europa League.

Milan wasn’t able to secure victory in its first match of the tournament against FK Rubin Kazan. That match had finished without any result and Milan had got only one point. But, in the second match, the Milan team looked determined and pulled off the victory without having much difficulty.



The Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho has said that the club are not just looking to get back into the Champions League group stages, but are also looking to win the title further first time since 2009. It has been two seasons since Inter Milan lifted the Italian Serie A title.


The Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has said that his club will not be able to compete with PSG when it comes to securing the signing of the highly rated Brazilian youngster Lucas Mora. They have also been linked with Gareth Bale but that's looking increasingly unlikely too.


Former Inter Milan defender Lucio has said that his decision to move to Italian champions Juventus was extremely good. The 32-year-old defender decided to bring an end to his short three-year spell with Inter Milan to an end at the start of last season.

Brilliance from Balotelli

Italy called Antonio Di Natale into the starting line up at the expense of Mario Balotelli in one of four changes made by Cesare Prandelli ahead of this crunch Group C game.

The first half was a relatively even affair with Ireland making a positive contribution to the opening exchanges. After three minutes, a Damien Duff free kick was swung in but while the Italians initially failed to clear the first ball, a blue shirt scrambled clear before anyone could find the net.


Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has said that he would like to have Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben at the Italian club next season.

Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben has been linked with a move away from Bayern Munich, but he recently quelled any speculation by signing a new contract with the club until 2015.


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